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ChargeCard is a USB cable that's thin enough to fit easily into your wallet, purse or pocket. Visit us at www.hellonomad.com
ChargeCard is a USB cable that's thin enough to fit easily into your wallet, purse or pocket. Visit us at www.hellonomad.com
5,428 backers pledged $161,897 to help bring this project to life.

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All Orders Have Shipped

Posted by Noah Dentzel + Adam Miller + Brian Hahn (Creator)
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Backers,

All iPhone 5 ChargeCards have shipped.
That's correct, every single last order has shipped.

You are now the first in the world to own the world's slimmest and most portable USB charging cable for iPhone 5/5s/5c - and it also works great with iOS 7 and even iPad and iPod.

Shipping Time

  • Most domestic orders have already been received
  • Please allow up to 10 days for delivery of international orders

Moving Forward

It's been a long, wild ride from when we launched ChargeCard last year on Kickstarter.Thank you so much for your enduring patience and support.

You can reach us at chloe@hellonomad.com with any questions.

We're extremely grateful for all of you making this project possible. We've always considered you, our backers, part of our extended team.

Kickstarter Special Offer

And as a way to say thanks we want to offer all Kickstarter backers 50% off of a future order at www.hellonomad.com (valid on orders of 1-5 items). This deal is limited exclusively to you, our backers. Free standard shipping domestically and internationally. If you're an international order, please make a note to Chloe in your email and we will refund the $6 standard USPS shipping. Email chloe@hellonomad.com to receive your customized discount code.

Sincerely,

Noah, Brian and the NOMAD Team
San Francisco, California

iPhone 5 Update - Complete Re-Design

Posted by Noah Dentzel + Adam Miller + Brian Hahn (Creator)
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Backers,

You made ChargeCard possible. Thank you.

If you pledged for ChargeCard for iPhone 4 or Android, you received your ChargeCards quite some time ago.

But If you swapped your reward for an iPhone 5 ChargeCard, then there's a good chance you haven't received your reward...yet.

Though we did deliver several hundred ChargeCards for iPhone 5, most of you haven't received your rewards yet. This is because we had to make a really tough decision: we had to halt production of ChargeCard for iPhone 5.

SOME BACKGROUND

When we launched ChargeCard on Kickstarter last summer, iPhone 5 didn't exist.

Shortly after our fundraising campaign ended, we heard the announcement that Apple had developed a new connector for the upcoming iPhone 5: Lightning.

As a bootstrapped, Kickstarter-backed team, the news of Lighting's release couldn't have come at a worse time. Just as we'd begun making our molds for ChargeCard for iPhone 4, we learned that ChargeCard for iPhone 4 would soon be made obsolete.

We were stuck between a rock and a hard place. We'd spent months developing ChargeCard for iPhone 4 and Android, but now there was a new, yet unreleased connector for the upcoming iPhone. And we knew that many of you, our backers, were early adopters and would be some of the first to make the switch to iPhone 5.

While we're strong proponents of USB cable innovation (and we'll gladly admit that we think both the smaller size and reversibility of the new Lightning connector are great innovations), this threw a big wrench in our gears.

We immediately began searching for a way to make iPhone 5 using our original iPhone 4 and Android designs. And we thought we'd found one. We thought we could modify our iPhone 4 and Android tooling for ChargeCard for iPhone 5.

But after a lot of troubles in making our first several hundred iPhone 5 units, we were faced with an uncomfortable reality: the shape of iPhone 5's new Lightning cable didn't work well with our previous design.

We had a tough decision to make: We could either continue with the previous design or halt production and do a complete redesign and retooling of ChargeCard for iPhone 5.

As a young company, this wasn't an easy decision for us. We knew it would be a huge cost and commitment to design and create a completely new version of ChargeCard. 
We also knew that this would cause another delay in delivering ChargeCard for iPhone 5, and we hate delays as much as you do.

After much deliberation, we knew what we had to do. As a team focused on innovative design, we decided to move forward with creating a new and improved ChargeCard for iPhone 5.

COMPLETE REDESIGN

We're excited to announce the new ChargeCard for iPhone 5. Our new sleek, sexy and stealthy design ensures an even easier fit into your wallet. It also works on iOS 7 and future versions of iPhone (iPad and iPod, too).

For those of you awaiting a ChargeCard for iPhone 5, we've automatically switched your reward to the new ChargeCard for iPhone 5.

SHIPPING OCTOBER 15th

We'll be shipping out your order by October 15th, and we're pushing hard to deliver before this date.

Kickstarter backers will be first to receive the new ChargeCard for iPhone 5.

Thanks for supporting us and for being part of our team.

Please write back with any thoughts.

Or give us a call at 1.323.393.3878

Sincerely,

The ChargeCard Team
Noah, Brian, Dave and Chloe

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iPhone 5 in Production, Ships Next Week

Posted by Noah Dentzel + Adam Miller + Brian Hahn (Creator)

Backers,

ChargeCard for iPhone 5 Ships Next Week

We're on schedule to ship out ChargeCard for iPhone 5 next week.

We began manufacturing ChargeCard for iPhone 5 today and we're on schedule to package and ship them out early next week.

In fact, we've already prepped all of your shipments. Check out the enormous pile of label-backings we amassed during the process.

And check out ChargeCard in the technology section of the New York Times this week: http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/dont-forget-the-small-ideas-that-make-a-difference/?smid=pl-share

Thanks to all of you for making this happen together with us.

As always, please write to us at chloe@chargecardproject.com with any questions.

The ChargeCard Team
Los Angeles, California

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iPhone 5 Cleared for Production

Posted by Noah Dentzel + Adam Miller + Brian Hahn (Creator)

Backers,

We're excited to announce that we've finished the final mold modifications and testing runs for ChargeCard for iPhone 5 and that we're now cleared for our Kickstarter production run.

Check out the images below of some of the final-grade production sample units we made this week during our test runs.

Full scale production is scheduled to begin late next week, and we will begin packaging and shipping in the following week.

Thanks for your patience and we're excited to get these produced and shipped out to you!

Remember to direct any family and friends who want a ChargeCard of their own to www.chargecardproject.com where they can save 20% on their order with discount code "kickstarted".

As always, direct any questions, comments or thoughts to chloe@chargecardproject.com and we'll get back to you shortly.

-The ChargeCard Team

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iPhone 5 Update

Posted by Noah Dentzel + Adam Miller + Brian Hahn (Creator)

iPhone 5 Update:

We've finished tooling for iPhone 5.

Next steps: Over the next two weeks we'll be testing, tweaking and refining the manufacturing process, before entering mass production of your ChargeCards in mid-June.

In the images below you can see us charging/syncing an iPod Nano with some test units. (These are test units of the rigid clamshell body and you'll notice that they're lacking the final overmold.)

Micro USB Shipping Update:

As of last week, all units to all Kickstarter backers have shipped. Some international orders may take longer to arrive given the distance and the potential for foreign customs holdups. Most of the time, if you have not received your package yet it is because it's processing in a customs facility. The good news is that because the value of your ChargeCard was $20 or less, most countries will not require you to pay any customs fees or duties once it clears through your country's customs house.  As such, if you're an international backer, please be patient in these final days before you receive your ChargeCard.

For Kickstarter + Friends Only:

Discount Code: Many of you have told us that your family and friends love your new ChargeCard and want to get their hands on one, too. As such, we've created a special discount code for all Kickstarter backers and your friends and family. Use code "kickstarted" at www.chargecardproject.com to save 20% on your or a friend or family member's order.


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